On This Day in Sport for April 23

Events in Sport

  • 1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their first game; beat Washington Senators, 7-2 at American League Park
  • 1919 US Major League Baseball opens a reduced 140-game season
  • 1933 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • 1937 New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell's first start of season, a 3-0 win over the Boston Bees, is his 17th straight win; streak continues for league record 24 victories in a row
  • 1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
  • 1940 NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert
  • 1946 Brooklyn Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1950 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
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Divorces in Sport

  • 1982 Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage

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